As we’ve said earlier in our newscast, the hurricane season begins tomorrow, which means that households should have already started to prepare in order to avoid lost of property or lives. However, we wondered if persons have taken action as yet, so we took to the streets to find out.
Citizen: “Well no not yet, we have to make the hurricane come and then we start to prepare. You know how Belizean do it, everybody is rush,rush, rush, rush. In a minute and in a second, if they don’t hear Love FM says a hurricane is around PG or Corozal or so we don’t get prepared. Then you see the Chinese filled up with pack bread and tin sausage, tin sardine, they don’t want to cook chicken anymore.”
Citizen 2: “We are already buying can goods and stuff but we are not really stocking up per say.”
Johnelle Mckenzie: “Okay so what do you and your family usually do in the event that a hurricane threatens the country?”
Citizen 3: “My family members come up to my house because I live in an upstairs house. We would call my family members so they can come with us.”
Citizen 4: “Right now I spoke to my dad, we are getting the windows braced so in case the breeze is too strong then the windows don’t break because we have glass windows. With the food you have to start preparing can food and get them in the house. Our house is upstairs and we stay there and then in case there is a need to go out then we would go out of the city.”
Johnelle Mckenzie: “What preparation do you and your family usually make?”
Citizen 5: “Food, medication, clothing, and water.”
If you haven’t begun your preparations as yet, now is the best possible time to start. Don’t wait until it’s too late.